Master of Architecture Thesis
(M. Arch - University of Washington - 1986)


Mountain Architecture: An Alternative Design Proposal
for the
Wy'East Day Lodge, Mount Hood Oregon

by Thomas P. Deering, Jr.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


1987 Thesis Medal
(A departmental citation for
exceptional achievement)


Title Page
Release
Thesis Medal

List of Figures:
Introduction and Chapter I
Chapter II - A Survey Of Mountain Buildings
Chapter III - Program For The Design Proposal
Chapter IV - Site History - Building On Mount Hood
Chapters V through Epilogue
List of Maps, Plates, & Tables
List of Drawings

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART I
MOUNTAIN ARCHITECTURE


Figure 1.0: Morano Calabria, 1930. Woodcut by M. C. Escher, 240mm x 322mm. (Locher, ed. The World of M. C. Escher, p. 44)

CHAPTER I - BUILDING IN THE MOUNTAINS

The Mountain Environment
Man's Place in the Mountains
The Physical Effects of the Mountain Environment On Buildings
The Characteristics of Snow
Snow Loading
Ice Damming
Roof Design
Environmental Controls

CHAPTER II - A SURVEY OF MOUNTAIN BUILDINGS

Indigenous Vernacular
European Alpine
Recreational and Tourist Facilities
The Adirondack Great Camps
Resort and Railroad Hotels
Canadian Railroad Hotels
Banff Springs Hotel
Chateau Lake Louise
Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful Inn
The Canyon Hotel
Glacier National Park
Glacier Park Lodge
Lake McDonald Lodge
Many Glacier Hotel
Prince of Wales Hotel
Western Lodges and Park Hotels
Crater Lake Lodge
Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Baker Lodge
Yosemite National Park - The Ahwahnee
Contemporary Structures

PART II
ALTERNATIVE DESIGN PROPOSAL
FOR
THE WY'EAST DAY LODGE


Figure 3.0: The proposed Wy'East Day Lodge. (Author)

CHAPTER III - PROGRAM FOR THE DESIGN PROPOSAL

Site Description
Program Goals and Objectives
Site Analysis
Users
Facilities Program for the Wy'East Day Lodge

CHAPTER IV - SITE HISTORY - BUILDING ON MOUNT HOOD

Early Hotel Schemes
Cloud Cap: The North Side Pre-eminent Site
Building Activity on Mount Hood's South Slopes:
Precursors to Timberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge: A Major Hotel Comes to Mount Hood
The Battle over the Design
Construction of the Lodge
Post Construction History
Other Structures on Mount Hood
Government Camp
The Summit Lookout
The Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area

CHAPTER V - APPROPRIATE MOUNTAIN ARCHITECTURE

Form
Scale
Symmetry
Structure and Function
Image
Color
Texture
Life
Optimism & Potential

CHAPTER VI - DESIGN PROPOSAL

Site Selection
The Village Metaphor
Two Paths
The Climber's Hut
The Wy'East Day Lodge
The Wy'East Day Lodge as Mountain Architecture
The Drawings
Notes on the Presentation

EPILOGUE - THE WY'EAST DAY LODGE AS BUILT

BIBLIOGRAPHY

APPENDIX A: Excerpts from the Uniform Building Code
APPENDIX B: Excerpts from the National building code of canada
APPENDIX C: Excerpts from the Forest Service program for Wy'East
APPENDIX D: Polyline names for "VISIT" program data

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
General Links to other Timberline, Mt Hood, and mountain building photos and history
Orion B. Dawson Additional information about the Timberline "Supervisor of Ironwork"

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Master of Architecture Thesis
(M. Arch - University of Washington - 1986)


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